According to a recent news report,
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has proposed fines totaling $1.4 million against 52 ABC Television Network stations in connection with a 2003 broadcast of the cop show “NYPD Blue” which included “multiple, close-range views of an adult woman’s naked buttocks.” (Source)
What’s indecent about this whole thing is the way the FCC is dealing with it! As IT is quoted:
“As an initial matter, we find that the programming at issue is within the scope of our indecency definition because it depicts sexual organs and excretory organs — specifically an adult woman’s buttocks,” the FCC stated in its notice published Monday.
Apparently, these FCC guys haven’t been getting any buttocks lately…
My good friend and fellow FALA member Dr. Marty Klein has a great take on this story. Do him the honors and read it here.
And also, my other good buddy Marco Randazza’s post here.